Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO Canada's sheltered dairy sector has drawn the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump for its high tariffs, but U.S. farmers say it is just as galling that exports have spiked from a country largely closed to importing dairy from other nations.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO, June 12 Canada's surging exports of protein-rich skim milk powder have angered farmers in the United States, as the sheltered dairy sector in Canada draws the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump for its high tariffs.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO Canadian dairy farmers want trade negotiators to keep their hands off the protected sector in increasingly contentious talks with the United States, however loudly U.S. President Donald Trump demands greater access, an executive with Canada's biggest dairy lobby group said on Monday.
CHICAGO Sizzling temperatures in the U.S. Midwest and Plains this Memorial Day weekend should help spur the growth of young corn and soybean crops following planting delays due to cold weather last month, agricultural meteorologists said on Friday.
CHICAGO Relatively wide price spreads between Chicago Board of Trade March and May futures contracts should curb deliveries of corn and soybeans against May futures on Monday, which is first notice day, traders and analysts said on Friday.
CHICAGO A blizzard is expected to bring high winds and 12 inches (30 cm) of snow or more to parts of South Dakota and Nebraska on Friday and Saturday, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday.
CHICAGO Yield prospects are dimming for winter wheat in the breadbasket of the southern U.S. Plains, where the crop is emerging from dormancy and requiring moisture at a time when much of the region is gripped by drought, crop experts said.
CHICAGO A New Year's Day cold snap in the southern U.S. Plains poses a threat to winter wheat, particularly in Kansas, the country's biggest producer of the grain, agricultural meteorologists said.
CHICAGO A combination of delays to autumn planting and dry conditions in the southern U.S. Plains have left the hard red winter crop vulnerable to freeze damage, crop experts said, which could further tighten supplies of high-protein wheat.
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